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Casper

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Some clown set off a firework for no reason in the middle of the day. It was about 300m away and up in the air. I should be fine, right? Aug 18, 2017 at 12:33 AM

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    1. Casper
      Casper
      Some clown set off a firework for no reason in the middle of the day. It was about 300m away and up in the air. I should be fine, right?
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      2. Casper
        Casper
        I have no idea. It was still light outside. I only heard the explosion and saw the cloud of smoke. It exploded above a high school parking lot, so I'm guessing some school kids were behind it.
        Aug 18, 2017 at 3:12 AM
      3. Jake007
        Jake007
        Probably right, but I wouldn't worry to much about it my friend.
        Aug 18, 2017 at 3:20 AM
      4. Casper
        Casper
        I agree. It's not like I could've done anything differently.
        Aug 18, 2017 at 3:21 AM
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    2. Casper
      Casper
      Seven months in, and the T itself doesn't bother me as much anymore, but I really miss my old carefree self.
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      3. SandraKD
        SandraKD
        Agree with Lex, it is perfectly normal for us to grieve....we have lost somebody and something: Our old self and Silence...and that is very harsh....but hopefully we will be able to go on and be happy again, i wish that for us all.
        Aug 10, 2017
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      4. Casper
        Casper
        @Lex, @SandraKD, at this point I don't even know what moving on would look like. Even if my T went away completely, there's no way I could go back to the carefree life I had knowing what I know now. I suppose we have to find a way to be happy despite the challenges. Let me know if you ever figure it out.
        Aug 11, 2017
      5. Lex
        Lex
        I guess moving on would mean accepting your new life and the limitations that come with it, if there's any. Nothing in life is permanent, after all. You learn how to adapt and hopefully, find happiness and fulfillment again. Good luck!
        Aug 11, 2017
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    3. Casper
      Casper
      Doing a little better after some rough weeks :) I've been working from home, maybe that's helping?
    4. Casper
      Casper
      Six months today, and I still can't believe this actually happened to me :( To make things worse, it's so reactive now I hear it everywhere.
      1. Paul10
        Paul10
        I'm almost at the 6 month mark to, new noise joined the party. Stay strong, you've come this far.
        Jul 8, 2017
      2. Casper
        Casper
        Thanks @Paul10. It was certainly easier to handle when I could just drown it out with some music or a fan. Now it just rises in volume until I hear it over the ambient noise. I hope things improve for you.
        Jul 8, 2017
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    5. Casper
      Casper
      I'm almost six months in and today was one of the loudest days yet... I thought it was supposed to improve over time :-/
      1. Paul10
        Paul10
        There'll be bumps along the way, sometimes you'll be fighting against strong currents, others will be smooth sailing. I've learned to not compare myself to others; T is so unique. 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, they journey is very individual.
        Jun 23, 2017
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      2. Casper
        Casper
        I'm glad that you are always so positive @Paul10, despite your own T. I think what makes it tough for me is that, in the beginning, I told myself, "Just hang in there, it'll probably be gone by six months". Now it looks like I'll have to change that to "by the end of the year", and I'm not even sure I can believe that.
        Jun 23, 2017
      3. Paul10
        Paul10
        It's best to avoid timeframes I find. I just remind myself how nice it will be when it does resolve. We just have to find the positives in every day while we're on the journey. It might sound odd but I also think about people who spend 20, 30 years in prison or even on death row for crimes they didn't commit, and how inspirational their stories are when they come out. If they can 'do their time', so can we.
        Jun 24, 2017
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    6. Casper
      Casper
      Today T is the loudest it's been in a long time. No recent noise exposure, so hopefully it's just stress...
    7. Casper
      Casper
      Maybe it's just because there's more ambient noise in summer, but T has certainly been less noticeable the past week... Hope it continues.
      1. Paul10
        Paul10
        Long may it last!
        May 21, 2017
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    8. Casper
      Casper
      First few months are like navigating a minefield --- worried that every new noise/activity can somehow make it worse.
    9. Casper
      Casper
      Woke up to an earache and spike, followed by fire alarm at work. Come on.
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    Gender:
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    Tinnitus Since:
    01/2017
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Loud music at concert
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